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  • Top African Leaders to Follow

    10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016

    April 4, 2016 • Lists, People, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016

    As we move into the second quarter of 2016, IT News Africa takes a closer look at the profiles of 10 African Leaders to follow on Twitter in 2016. The African leaders below have a significant social media following, with some individuals having followers in...

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    Kenya: Safaricom announces plan to expand 3G network coverage

    May 11, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom announces plan to expand 3G network coverage

    Telecommunications operator Safaricom said in a statement that it plans to expand its existing 3G network to cover 80 percent of Kenya’s population. The resulting expansion would push its coverage up from the present 69 percent of Kenyans covered. It also...

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    Safaricom adds mobile muscle to Kenya’s medical insurance

    January 23, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom adds mobile muscle to Kenya’s medical insurance

    Mobile payment platform M-Pesa, developed by Safaricom, will serve as the premium collection platform for Linda Jamii, a micro-insurance health cover offering established through partners Britam, Safaricom Limited and Changamka Micro-insurance. The companies...

  • Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom (Image source: File)

    Safaricom’s offer to schools in Kenya

    November 6, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom’s offer to schools in Kenya

    Kenyan mobile service provider Safaricom this week announced that they will supply free broadband access to schools across the country. The move coincides with the Company’s rollout of government-supplied laptop computers to learners. The company made...

  • Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore (Image source: UN Foundation)

    Safaricom gets tough on employees

    October 17, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom gets tough on employees

      In the past the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has issued warnings to mobile service providers to improve quality of service or face penalties. In one reported example, last year the regulatory body imposed a fine of Sh500, 000...

  • Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom (Image source: File)

    Safaricom ups investment in connectivity

    September 19, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Safaricom ups investment in connectivity

    Kenya’s leading mobile phone operator Safaricom has announced that it will increase its overall capital expenditure by some 8 percent for the fiscal year ending in March 2014. The move comes as it attempts to boost its cables across the country in order to...

  • Safaricom's Chief executive Bob Collymore (image: file)

    Safaricom wants lower cross-border calls

    September 17, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Safaricom wants lower cross-border calls

    Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom is urging East African governments to lower cross-border calling rates to neighbouring countries. Chief executive Bob Collymore said it is not conducive for businesses to have higher cross-border calls than phoning the United...

  • Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore (Image source: UN Foundation)

    Kenya’s Safaricom critical of M-Pesa levies

    September 16, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s Safaricom critical of M-Pesa levies

    The battle over telecommunications pricing in Kenya is again reaching a tipping point, with leading mobile phone provider Safaricom lashing out at the government over any continued rises in duties on money transfers in the country. In a statement issued at...

  • Kenya’s Safaricom inks deal with KCB for M-Pesa loans

    February 20, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya’s Safaricom inks deal with KCB for M-Pesa loans

    Kenyan telecommunications operator Safaricom announced that it had entered into a partnership deal with KCB Group that would allow M-Pesa agents to deliver loans. The total amount in the deal is valued at KES 1.5 billion (approximately $16,8 million)  in...

  • Kenya: major mobile clear-up underway

    January 7, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: major mobile clear-up underway

    Kenya’s The Star reports that mobile communications services providers are delaying the process of disconnecting services to unregistered SIM cards in order to offer users an opportunity to still register.   The publication states that anonymous...

  • Safaricom posts 113% rise in half year profits

    November 12, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom posts 113% rise in half year profits

    Kenyan mobile service provider Safaricom posted a record 113% rise in half year profits before tax to $175-million (Sh11.5 billion). Net profits for the company also increased by 94% to the Sh7.8 billion level, while revenues grew by 19%. According to The...

  • Kenya’s M-Pesa suffers total outage

    October 30, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s M-Pesa suffers total outage

    Kenyan mobile service provider Safaricom suffered a complete outage of their mobile money transfer M-PESA service over the weekend, after a power outage on a Vodafone server in Germany damaged server discs. Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore said...

  • Kenya’s Safaricom uses mobile money for solar power

    October 22, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya’s Safaricom uses mobile money for solar power

    Kenya’s leading mobile operator Safaricom has announced that it will begin to allow subscribers to use the M-Pesa mobile money transfer system in order to pay for a solar-powered lighting system in the country. The new deal will give users the ability to...

  • Kenya’s Safaricom to expand fiber network

    October 10, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya’s Safaricom to expand fiber network

    Kenya’s leading telecom operator Safaricom has said it is looking to boost its fiber-optic cable network fourfold over the next three years as it pushes forward on increasing Internet services and speed in the East African country. The company said in a...

  • Safaricom to invest millions in upgrading network

    September 14, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom to invest millions in upgrading network

    Kenyan mobile service provider Safaricom announced that it will be investing a further Sh25 billion into the Kenyan mobile service market, which will pave the way for expansion in this financial year. During Safaricom’s Annual General Meeting, Chairman...

  • Safaricom to release internal business assessment report

    September 3, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Safaricom to release internal business assessment report

    Kenyan mobile service provider Safaricom has announced that the company will release an internal business assessment report to the public. The report, prepared by consultants KPMG, focuses on Safaricom’s gender imbalance, energy consumption and cases of...

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